Tal Eshed “Fragile”

Tanja Grunert Gallery

poster for Tal Eshed “Fragile”

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Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery announces Fragile, a solo exhibition by Tal Eshed. For this ambitious and complex presentation, Eshed has created a complimentary series of video works and video integrated sculptural objects, which explore the duality between the physical and spiritual realms. The selection of works considers notions of existence, perception, separation and unity, death and regeneration— themes that pervade much of her work—raising philosophical and existential questions. Navigating the concept of rebirth through an esoteric lens, Eshed brings forth aspects of the unknown, the bewildering, the invisible.

In this transient blink of an eye we call life, the fleeting moment of earthly existence, we choose to pursue the ephemeral rather than the eternal, the physical rather than the mental, selfish desire rather than compassion. And, while we do not know where we come from and we do not know to where we go, we search and search for answers to this, roaming through life like a thirsty caravan through the desert. Thousands of years of knowledge, history, science, art or any other creation of this realm, are there to provide us with moments to realize the fragility of life, and to clearly see a glimpse of the one true discovery we have attained: One true fact is inherent in all, that a search for gold, riches and legacy pales in comparison to the love that binds us all.

The inspiration for this new body of work comes from Eshed’s near fatal experience, the result a self-reflective body of work echoing her transformation and renewal—a very personal renaissance. Intertwining myth with reality, faith with fable, Eshed’s video works attempt to build a fantasy world by piecing together bits of disturbing truths. While some are deliberately disturbing, others are phantasmal, surreal, and abstract with broken narrative. Though Eshed has resisted an explicitly stylistic signature, certain reoccurring themes weave throughout her oeuvre, most notably, the motif of water, the image of the body, and the varying presence or anonymity of the artist traceable in physical form.



from January 11, 2015 to February 22, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-01-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tal Eshed

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